Found 9 reviews matching “American Experience: Ruby Ridge”

  • Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City

    Nick Isaac

    Nick Isaac ★★★½

    I've been on a 'studying the extreme right in documentary form' kick lately. Actually was more informative than the Ruby Ridge American Experience, it treats the horror and carnage of the Murrah Building bombing with an appropriate reverence and is almost a better breakdown of Waco and The Branch Davidians than Timothy McVeigh. Compelling subject if not an interesting form - very Errol Morris-y.

  • Ruby Ridge

    Ruby Ridge


    muchogroucho ★★★½

    Even as an addendum to the 'Oklahoma City' American Experience, it feels more substantial than that film, even with its shorter runtime. It's tough reflecting on documentaries, sometimes the information is great and the film is bad, or vice versa, but here, both aspects are well-done, and it goes deep into moody rumination instead of the wide speculation and overview of it's counterpart, showing both sides to this seriously tragic Shit Show.

  • Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City


    Dambreaker ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This PBS "American Experience" documentary came across on Netflix.

    I think that this went a bit too far with trying to set up a reason as to WHY McVeigh did what he did, talking about Ruby Ridge. Spent a little too much time on that, and a bit too much on the Waco siege.

    Although by the end of the film, I was enraged. I wanted to resurrect McVeigh only to strike him down again and again.

  • Ruby Ridge

    Ruby Ridge


    Maxvayne ★★★½

    Despite being an extremely engaging subject this documentary was far too short. Understandably this was due to programming as a PBS American Experience production, however this topic should have been something that was allowed to stand on it's own legs and expanded upon. You have too much interesting information packed into a 60 minute documentary to tell everything that needed to be said.

    It's admittedly thought-provoking to hear about things from Randy Weaver's daughter, Sara Weaver's perspective on what would…

  • Waco


    Film 32 (well, really it is a mini-series)

    I highly recommend the American Experience: Oklahoma City and Ruby Ridge documentaries. Waco leans too heavily on the melodrama. It doesn’t spend enough time fleshing out fully formed characters besides Thibodeau and the negotiator guy who is a level-headed Michael Shannon. Characters are too one-dimensional and TV movie-ish for me. The visual storytelling is inconsistently frustrating. The main character is Thibodeau because of the source material, and that seems to do the…

  • Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City


    akirasuzuki93 ★★★

    I remember wanting to see this during the premiere on American Experience. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a place to watch it that was quiet enough to hear it and it sort of underlined how forgotten Oklahoma City really is. Nobody cares about who came second or didn’t set the all time record in something. When the first WTC attack failed everyone collectively shrugged their shoulders and let the powers that be deal with it. 

    As a documentary it’s excellently put…

  • Missing in Action

    Missing in Action


    pd187 ★★★

    "disinformation, in order to be effective, must be 90% accurate" - Chuck Norris,

    growing up as a kid with a nam vet dad i heard a lot of POW/MIA stuff from a lot of fucked up guys with YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN stickers on their work trucks (i still cant see one without thinking of my friend who told me she thought POW/MIA meant POWER to the MAFIA). the whole idea of our boys forgotten, disowned by their country…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    Trevor ★★★★★

    La La Land
    A man and a woman dancing at sunset; a city view stretches out behind them. The woman is wearing a bright yellow dress; her partner is wearing a white colored shirt and tie with dark trousers.
    Theatrical release poster
    Directed by Damien Chazelle
    Produced by
    Fred Berger
    Jordan Horowitz
    Gary Gilbert
    Marc Platt
    Written by Damien Chazelle
    Ryan Gosling
    Emma Stone
    John Legend
    Rosemarie DeWitt
    Music by Justin Hurwitz
    Cinematography Linus Sandgren
    Edited by Tom Cross…

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    I had to watch this for media class...

    I'll just paste my entire analysis (obviously ill tweak a bit) here to show you what I thought of it. Maybe by looking at its 4500 word length you'll gain an appreciation of the seeming torture this was - to try to make a case for the fact that this movie was somewhat good.

    Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

    Target audience: Horny, uneducated, demonic, unsupervised 17 year old boys with no…